City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the Crossroads

1st Edition

AbdouMaliq Simone

Routledge
Published December 16, 2009
Textbook - 406 Pages
ISBN 9780415993227 - CAT# Y006377
Series: Global Realities

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Summary

City Life from Jakarta to Dakar focuses on the politics incumbent to this process – an "anticipatory politics" – that encompasses a wide range of practices, calculations and economies. As such, the book is not a collection of case studies on a specific theme, not a review of developmental problems, nor does it marshal the focal cities as evidence of particular urban trends. Rather, it examines how possibilities, perhaps inherent in these cities all along, are materialized through the everyday projects of residents situated in the city and the larger world in very different ways.

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